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Facial Trauma

Facial injuries require special training to manage and treat injured areas of the teeth and bones of the face.

Facial trauma injuries include cuts, dental injuries, fractures, and everything in between. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained to treat facial trauma injuries. They have extensive surgical expertise and knowledge of facial structures and aesthetics. Restoring function and balance to the face is important for any facial trauma injury.

If you have experienced a facial trauma injury, please contact Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery as soon as possible for prompt treatment by Dr. Martin. As facial trauma injuries can occur at any time and vary in severity, please go to the nearest emergency room if your injuries occur after hours or are extensive. An oral surgeon will be on call to treat you.

Dental Injuries

Although a dentist can repair a tooth that has been broken, an oral surgeon may be required if it is broken at the socket or knocked out completely. When you come to Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, Dr. Martin will complete an oral evaluation to assess your mouth for other areas of damage.

A general dentist can fix a broken tooth, but a tooth that has been broken at the socket or completely knocked out may require treatment from an oral surgeon. They can perform a complete oral evaluation to make sure other areas of the mouth have not sustained further damage. Bonding or wiring a broken or knocked-out tooth to a neighboring one can stabilize the tooth as it heals.

There is a small window of time for saving a natural tooth—about 30 minutes. If your tooth has been knocked out completely, place it in a container of saliva or whole milk or save-a-tooth solution and bring it to Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery as soon as possible. Do not try to wipe off or disinfect the tooth.

Although we will make every effort to save a natural tooth, sometimes the injury is too severe to save it. If this happens, your oral surgeon can review your tooth replacement options with you, such as a dental implant, to restore your oral health and function.

Cuts and Lacerations

Stitches are a common way to treat a cut on the face and inside the mouth. Your oral surgeon will make sure to minimize scarring and promote healing as best as they can by using the best suturing technique for your condition. Your oral surgeon will also examine your facial bones, salivary glands, and nerves to ensure no further injuries have been sustained.


When the jaw, cheekbones, or eye sockets are fractured, they cannot be set with traditional casts. To promote healing, minimize scarring, and preserve facial aesthetics, your oral surgeon will use the best techniques to stabilize the facial bones and will use wires, screws, and plates.

Facial Trauma Treatment in Roseville, CA

If you or your child have experienced a facial or dental injury, please call Dr. Martin at Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery in Roseville, CA, for prompt treatment. If your injury has been sustained after hours or is severe or extensive, please go to the nearest emergency room for immediate treatment.